Sept. 12—sloot and all hands were up at sunrise to set fire to the brushpiles.
It was also strange, he sitting there in that sloot in that up-country plain!
April 3—Jabez with sloot came this morning to start burning our fallow, and before dark we had made great progress.
The smoke and heat were like to overcome me, but sloot went ahead.
When he woke the shadow had stretched across the sloot, and the sun was on the edge of the plain.
On getting all that was needed for my neighbors and myself the sled was heaped up; we walked, sloot driving.
I note that sloot's moustache is decently white at last, as becomes a fellow of his years.
June 3—Gordon along with sloot came this evening to help in raising the barns.